The trip to Newcastle was a gift. I would never even consider going there, but when my brother left for England to study at Newcastle University for a semester, I bought a ticket, too. My mom and I visited him on his birthday in late March. I guess we were the luckiest people – we haven’t seen a drop of rain while in England. Brexit wasn’t too obvious either. It was all blue skies and bridges, and Tyne, and love.
England isn’t exactly in my favorite region, and I rarely think (or look) west while planning trips. On the other hand, though, it’s healthy to leave the bubble sometimes. At least that’s what people say.
This time they were right. I had a lot of fun in Newcastle. I loved the wild seaside. Durham was awesome. Newcastle was way more interesting than I expected it to be. It was a very refreshing trip, partly because it was out of my usual post-Habsburg, post-Eastern bloc zone.
I hope the images I took there, these never-ending side notes, will also inspire someone to do something creative today.
Thank you for visiting Newcastle with me!